Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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Most recent TAKU news


december, 2023

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TAKU awards winners 2023 are published

The winners of the Arts and Culture Work Life Awards 2023 have been published. The jury’s decisions emphasize the development of cultural accessibility and new modes for operation.

Guidelines for dealing with harassment and inappropriate treatment

How to act in a harassment situation? How can harassment be prevented in the workplace? What are the responsibilities of the employer and the board of the organization?


Career stories

Get to know TAKU members!

Boost Your Future 2.0: Career Networking Event

This event brings together jobseekers, students, art professionals, employer exhibitors and leading institutions from the art and culture industry 15th of November!

A few words about unemployment fund membership and accruing earnings-related unemployment benefit

Joining an unemployment fund is worth it, as earnings-related unemployment benefit is considerably larger than the basic unemployment benefit paid by Kela. So, have you remembered to join an unemployment fund? It’s no extra cost to you.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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